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Wisconsin (Lincoln County), Merrill — 439 — Merrill City Hall1889 – 1977
Incorporated in 1883, Merrill built this City Hall in 1888–1889 for $16,275. The building was designed by architect T. D. Allen of Oshkosh, Wisconsin in the Richardsonian Romanesque style and was constructed of local brick, sandstone, and virgin timber. From 1891–1911 the City Hall housed one of northern Wisconsin's first three libraries. The building served as the seat of city government until 1977. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. — Map (db m8376) HM
Wisconsin (Lincoln County), Merrill — Pere Rene Menard
In honor of Pere Rene Menard Born at Paris Sept. 7th, 1605 entered the Jesuit order Nov. 7th, 1624. Sailed for Quebec in March 1640. Lost hereabouts in July 1661, while enroute to Huron village to baptize Indian refugees. Erected in 1923 by Merrill Council, 1133 Knights of Columbus, aided by the Wisconsin State Council. — Map (db m33788) HM
Wisconsin (Lincoln County), Merrill — 107 — T.B. Scott Free Library
This building (1911) is an outstanding example of library design in “Prairie School” architecture by Claude and Starck. The library was established (1889) through a bequest from T.B. Scott, lumberman, legislator, and Merrill’s first mayor, and was located in the City Hall until 1911. It was the first public library to conduct English classes for immigrants (1905) and one of the first “traveling libraries” (1898) in Wisconsin. — Map (db m8391) HM
Wisconsin (Lincoln County), Merrill — 471 — Three Arch Stone Bridge
This bridge was constructed in 1904 to replace a wooden - truss bridge and is a rare surviving example of a stone - arch bridge in Wisconsin. Plans for the new bridge were drawn up by city engineer Charles V. Sheldon. The current bridge features three broad arches and was constructed by Fred Hesterman. Granite for the structure is believed to have been quarried north of the city. The Merrill Advocate of August 2, 1904 proudly noted: "The work (is) beautiful in symmetry and grace, a . . . — Map (db m8591) HM
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